Representing a revolution in advanced design and construction techniques and mission flexibility, Virginia-class submarines are providing the U.S. Navy with the capabilities it requires to maintain undersea superiority well into the 21st century.
Virgina Class submarines are built by General Dynamics Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding. The keel laying ceremony (also referred to as the keel authentication ceremony) symbolically recognizes the joining of modular components and the ceremonial beginning of a ship.
The USS UTAH Commissioning Committee was incorporated in 2019 as an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is a charity registered with the US Internal Revenue Service and the State of Utah.